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Leana Kleynhans of eMalahleni writes We’ve had this riempie bench in our family for decades. Can you give me any information on its origins and value? Sophie-Louise Fröhlich of Stephan Welz & Co. replies This is an example of a Regency-style bench. It’s from the Eastern Cape. The Cape Regency period spans the years 1820–1900; style and elegance were the hallmarks of this era. Often, dark and light woods were combined; this style of bench features stinkwood throughout. Some Regency pieces included inlays or reeding. CIRCA mid-19th century VALUE R8 000 – R10 000 at auction CONTACT [email protected]welzandco.co.za